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are in big trouble. >> frightening reminder indeed. it appears we are jumping topics want to get to a lot if we can. harmid karzai half brother killed by his bodyguards, how big is this? he was a controversial characters what is the fall out? >> awk as he is known in some circles was the done he was the dean -- don, he was the dean of kandahar some people call him the teflon don of afghanistan he was the guy able to hold it together nothing happened on his watch without his approval or blessing the taliban said they killed him talking to sources early on after this happened yesterday, they may not have done it the sources i have been talking to indicate this may have been a personal dispute that emanated from some tribal troubles or some personal dealings that he had and one u.s. official told me he was no boy scout but you don't find a lot of boy scouts there in the area. while he was a very charismatic and well known guy able to get things done he had a dark side that dark side perhaps caught up with him. >> one more topic to get in i think pakistan, eliminates visas to u.s. military pe
and really just ready for a big, big concert. matt? >> i tell you, al, this represents this morning, the motorcade had to actually move these people out of the way. anyway, we'll get back to you in a couple of minutes. >>> meanwhile, there has been a major development in the ongoing budget negotiations. president obama suspended the talks for the today. we'll tell you why and we'll talk to one of the senators who has been inside the negotiating room all week long. >> that's right. and also casey anthony is going to be released this sunday. and -- from prison. authorities are becoming increasingly concerned for her safety and we're live at the jail this morning with details on that story. >>> remember the photo we showed you earlier this week of that massive 18-foot long crocodile, the saltwater croc? a lot of people thought this was a doctor'd photograph. you can believe it's real. we went in search of that beast and we found him. >>> let's begin with that breaking news over night in boston where two delta planes collided. nbc's tom costello covers aviation for us in washington. goo
14% in taxes and corporations pay 0%, and you raise more, you can have us a big deal here. >> they're still drawing lines in the sand that seem insurmountable with weeks to go before the august 2 deadline, congressional leaders are heading back to the white house today for yet another meeting to reach a deal on raising the country's debt ceiling. officials familiar with the negotiations say majority leader eric cantor dominated yesterday's meeting. cantor laid out what was agreed upon in the deficit reduction talks led by vice president biden, specifically $2 trillion in cuts in the next decade. the figure includes $1 trillion in discretionary spending. $200 billion in medicare and medicaid. and $200 billion to $300 billion on saved interest in the debt. >> so the military -- the military, i guess, comes in in the mandatory discretionary spending. >> military. >> sources familiar with the talks add that after the presentation president obama said the two sides might be able to reach consensus on roughly $1 pp 7 trillion. but there are still some issues to resolve. at one point in t
bieber. oh, my god! >> what would you do if justin bieber crashed your wedding, the big day, without an invite. the couple with the wedding video everybody is talking about join us here on "gma." >>> good morning, everyone. george is enjoying a little break with the family and our family member, david muir, is back with us. >> crashing your party. >> justin bieber, david muir, the same thing. >> it's not quite the same thing. >> it is. >> nonetheless. >> how about this extreme weather? >> really something, these pictures coming in. >> from phoenix blowing in last night going through right there. that dust storm, and then these temperatures all -- the majority of the country feeling it, david. >> smoke alarms going off because of the heat. then alarms going off here, these are different kinds as team usa is in the house. look at them just arriving moments ago. what a homecoming. >> we're going to really celebrate with them coming up. love to see them here in times square on our home turf. >> huge crowd for them there this morning. >>> we'll begin with the high-stakes drama unfolding a
find himself in the unemployment line. it's that big of an issue. new polling in four key swing states tell the story. over 50% of voters in ohio, missouri and montana say that they will be less likely to vote for president obama if he makes any cuts. that's any cuts to medicare/medicaid benefits. the same holds true if the president signs off on any deal that cuts social security. president obama will never win reelection if he loses 50% of the voters in a state like ohio. now, there is really good reason -- no good reason anywhere to put entitlement cuts on the table with numbers like this. this is mind-boggling to the democratic caucus right now. i know, i spoke to a dozen of them tonight at a function here in washington. republicans. they will never take it as a tried-off for raising taxes on the rich. eric canter made that crystal clear this morning. >> i can tell you one thing, we are united as republicans to say now is not the time to raise taxes. i have talked with the speaker. he is not for increase in taxes. >> we are not for any net new revenues right now. what we want to fo
from the marketing department of a multi-billion dollars organization that really has a big financial stake in the future of books. it's important to remember that if someone has a future that completely and 100% is tied up in e-books, they will try to figure the book in the state of the book is all about e-books. now, in order to try to separate the rhetoric from the reality of simba information on with our parent company, we put together a nationally representative u.s. consumer survey. and we wanted to go to the entire u.s. adult population and basically ask who is buying these things anyway. do you buy e-books? what devices on which do you become how many books do you buy and so forth? and over the three-year period we've been collecting data and we have begun collecting it quarterly for our three e-book publishing 2011 report, we found that about 90% of the u.s. adult population hasn't bought a single solitary digital book. not a single e-book. we also found that because we asked questions that print book buyer still outnumber e-book buyers, about five to one. and the other thing
>>> big news in washington this morning. one debt ceiling deal appears dead. will a critical meeting later today help save the american economy? new details about how the cia tracked down osama bin laden. the story of one analyst's dogged determination to get the leader. >>> rolling out the red carpet. the british royal company meets and greets some hollywood's biggest royalty. the scoop and buzz from their trip. >>> the 10 million mile man. you're going to meet the guy who just set a new record for the most flights on an airline ever. pretty cool stuff. good morning. i'm thomas roberts in for alex witt today. thanks for joining us. we get right to it. two big issues are making headlines this morning in washington. jobs and the debt ceiling talks. treasury secretary tim geithner appeared on "meet the press" with host david gregory. >> it's going to take a long time still. h is a very tough economy. i think for a lot of people it's going to feel very hard, harder than anything they've experienced in their lifetime now for some time to come. that is because that is the tragic e
the crunch day is actually august 3rd, that's the day when the government has a big $23 billion social security payment and it has between $10 billion and $12 billion in tax revenue coming in. i think the really big issue for the treasury is going to be how it distinguishes between, if you will, paying back the money it already owes, paying back the government bond holders, and paying its ongoing running costs, things like social security, medicare, medicaid, military salaries and so forth, and i think the betting is that the government will put, will give a priority to paying the bills it already owes, to paying the bond holders, simply because if you don't do that, you go into massive default, and the whole global financial system i think really starts getting shaky, but not paying some of the big government commitments within the united states, that's going to get painful pretty fast. >> not paying the social securitys, the medicares, the medicaids of the world or even our defense budget that's as big of an issue for many in many mind as defaulting on our debt which would be a nonpa
. >>> plus, a warning to parents. backyard trampolines are becoming very popular but they also come with big safety concerns. coming up, one family shares their cautionary story. >>> we're going to meet a newborn so big doctors have already given him a nickname, the moose. at more than 16 pounds, jamichael brown could be the largest baby ever born in texas. everything is bigger in texas. he's going to join us along with his proud parents. >>> let's begin this morning with our top story. the debt ceiling standoff in washington. kristen, good morning. >> good morning to you, ann. president obama met with congressional leaders on sunday to try to get a deal done. that didn't happen. in fact, one official with knowledge of the discussion tells me it was a bit tense. lawmakers are hoping to get a deal done within the next ten days so it can be processed by that august 2nd deadline. their ties were off but the heat was on as the president and congressional leaders met sunday for a second time in less than a week to try to salvage the deal to raise the debt limit. when a reporter asked if a deal co
and those three-month lows for the euro so pretty bleak picture. >>> at the united states a big sell-off on wall street. major averages tumbled, major worries. financial and technology shares were among the biggest losers on monday, bank of america, citigroup, jpmorgan chase and wells fargo all closed roughly 3.5 to 5.5% lower, so really this is touching off fears of a broader financial crisis and don't let's forget the whole situation of the biggest slowdown in the world economy since the 1930s started with the financial crisis and now the worry is with he might go there again. at the close of the play there were triple digit losses for the dow, nasdaq, each closed roughly 2%. painful, pauline. >> let's look at the stock market futures and trading session in the u.s., it's right across the board as well, here's where the u.s. futures stand in premarket action the dow poised to open down by almost 1%, about the same amount for the nasdaq. the nasdaq ended monday's session down 2%, so that's not good news there. also the s&p 500 poised to start the session on tuesday down by 1.25%. we
're coming back to court at a later date? we will discuss that. >> that's a big question right now. >>> let's start with this. first, runway collision between two jets in boston last night. nearly 300 people on board and two delta jets preparing for takeoff from logan international. both departures to an abrupt stop stop. >> reporter: both planes were preparing to take off when this collision happened. no one seriously injured. the passengers we talked with say they felt a jolt and that was pretty shocking but, overall, everyone remained calm. it happened about 7:40 thursday evening. the wing of delta flight 266 a jumbo jet, clipped the tail of a delta commuter flying atlantic southeast flight 1904 heading for raleigh, north carolina. those in the cockpit remained calm. >> going to have to wait here for a moment. i think we hit the r.j. off of her left with our wing. >> reporter: the planes were on taxiways that run nearly perpendicular to each other. the 76. was moving. the smaller plane was stationary and received the most damage as the left wing of the la
>>> good day. i'm in for con tesz ya brewer. we're covering the big news from coast to coast. the hot topic is just that. we're talking about the sorching summer heat. >> beautiful weather out there if you love heat and humidity. today will be the hottest and most humid day of the summer. >> today? >> look at the numbers. right up into the triple digits. >> dallas has been baking in 100 degree temperatures for ten straight days. >> horrible. horrible. >> near hudson, texas, it's not the heat or the humidity, that's the drought. >> oouf never seen it like this. >> across the south temperatures are soaring and water levels are sinning. it's so bad a south georgia man is sharing the water from his pool. >> we're carrying buckets of water back and forth to the neighbors. >> in the midwest oppressive heat claimed one life. a man found dead inside his mobile home on sunday, the air conditioner wasn't working. >> this is oppressive and dangerous heat affecting more than 20 states and more than 90 million people. >> there are heat advisories or warnings in 24 of the 48 lower states.
is anything more than a big wet kiss to the right wing, and -- and i mean the tea party. that's who i mean. it's too bad his caucus is being run by such a small number of people. >> what will happen between this very moment and a potential vote tomorrow is anyone's guess in the town that is washington, d.c. amid all the bickering and tinkering, the nation is just six days away from a first ever general default, and the treasury reiterating in a statement moments ago there is no guarantee the government can meet all its obligations after an august 2nd deadline, so what are the remaining options for our dysfunctional government? nbc's kristen welker is at the white house and let's also bring in luke russert on capitol hill. kristen, we know both sides are crafting their budget deals, both trying to take the high road, but are there any signs that the differences between the two sides are narrowing, and does it seem as though they may conflate these two plans? >> reporter: well, at this point we don't have any indication that they are going to conflate the two plans. we should say there are, of c
and what doesn't get paid. another big story right now, a massive and dangerous heat wave is gripping much of the nation. here's how it looks and feels across the country. take a look at the red quarter. temperatures expected to reach 104 degrees in parts of texas today, in the southeast, temperatures are expected to reach the upper 90s and more than just uncomfortable, it's dangerous. heat has already claimed the life of at least one person in illinois and adding to that, the heat is causing drought conditions in the deep south to intensify. also this morning, hundreds of thousands still without power in the chicago area after strong thunderstorms rolled through. officials warn the power there might not be back on until saturday. let's go live to rob marciano outdoors this morning, silly rob, in atlanta's piedmont park. sun still not up, so it's still probably manageable there. but a lot of the south waking up this morning to 80 degrees overnight or higher. >> yeah. that's the thing. really hasn't cooled down much overnight, ali. even if you're out before the sun comes up you're still fee
& friends" starts right now. >>dave: good saturday, everyone, a big news saturday. we thought the heat would be the big story. but anything but. a very serious matter. good to have you here for alisyn. >> all hell breaking loose in many parts of the world including in norway. >> we have new information of the shooting in the shotting massacre and bombing that happened hours apart in norway. >> this as the death toll from the attacks has gone up to 91. and greg is leave in london. greg? >>greg: we have been tracking this story through the night and hour by hour it is worse and worse and the words, the gunman as he shot the victims "you all must die," describing the scene, the prime minister, he turned paradise into hell. and now the events of the shocking attack right now. police now say that 84 people were killed on the island 20 miles from the capital of norway, one of the worst mass shooting sprees in history. the gunman was dressed as a policeman calling teens to come closer and then tee towns the guns on him, machine guns, rifles and pistols and the kids ran, hid, played dead, and tried
to other states and has been trying in a very big way of spreading the gospel of making it harder to vote all across the country. not just in kansas, but everywhere. earlier this week chris coback wrote urging politicians in other states to do what he and sam brownback have done in kansas, the case republicans broadly make for the urgent need for these new make it harder to vote laws is that voter fraud is wide spread across the country and a real threat. as evidence, there were 221 incidents of voter fraud reported in kansas between 1997 and 2010. seven of which yielded convictions. that's the evidence. 13 years, 7 convictions. convictions? detailed in a report from mr. coback's office in kansas. they consist of the following. one instance of electioneering, so campaigning too close to a polling place and six incidents of double voting, people voting in kansas or another state or two different counties in kansas. again, the seven convictions that are evidence to make voting harder is one case of electioneering and six cases of double voting. here's the thing, whether or not those seven c
using performance-enhancing drugs. >>> >>> if you ride metro, get ready for big headaches. over the next year, the tranet agency will shut down stations to track and maintenance work and the tradeoff? the work will be done quicker. >> reporter: the first major disruption will come in afour s down causing considerable pain. traps silenced at four metro rail stations for an entire weekend on august 6th and seventh. >> oh, no. >> reporter: and that is just the beginning. i saw -- and got hit to paces on the weekend and that is going to shut it down. >> and we need to brig our metro system up to snuff and to run it in such a way that the passengers are not hurt all the time. >> reporter: closures will effect every line at various times. metro said that it allows it to get work done faster and safer. >> it's everything from track work and rail fasteners and cleaning of the stations and platform repairs, lighting, landscaping, signal work, track service renecessary met. >> reporter: unlike single tracking that causes delays from one end of the line to the other, only the closed stations will b
, materials. >> that money could make a big difference to a lot of people. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy productive life. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: high-level democrats and republicans alike said today's meeting at the white house marked the beginning of the end game in reaching a final deal on deficit reduction. the president and congressional leaders convened in the white house cabinet room, amid talk of a grand bargain involving social security, medicare and tax reform. when it was over, mr. obama made an unscheduled appearance in the briefing room. >> i thought it was a very constructive meeting. people were frank. we discussed the various options available to us. everybody re-confirmed the importance of completing our work and raising the debt limit ceiling so that the full faith and
something that that big a deal. so are you concerned, congressman west, about what happens come august 2nd? and that if it is, you know, the situation where people stop getting social security checks, that folks like you will pay for it come election time? >> no. my concern is we have a president that is not willing to do his job, and that is to prioritize the spending that he is digging in his heels being a rigid i'd log, and he must understand that every single one of his economic policies have failed. it's time he realize that he does not have the moral high ground in this argument and that we do have the right type of viable solutions in the near term and for the long term. martha: let me ask you this, in the caucus meeting that you were in this morning, what did you walk out of with in terms of whether or not there's going to be any deal? are we going to get any deal, or are so many republicans in the house basically digging in their heels and saying no deal? >> well, i think the thing right now is that we understand there's some principles that we're looking for, pretty much exactly
when negotiations with the taliban move forward and it also may have very big repercussions for the u.s. effort in the south. people called president hamid karzai's brother a corrupt gangster. but the cia's former head of counterterrorism says the u.s. may miss him. >> it's quite like live that what follows is going to be something that will not work to our interest. >> reporter: an afghan official says he was gunned down in his own home, shot in the head and chest by his own guard. the taliban took credit, but it's not clear if the shooter was really working for them. >> the united states condemns in the strongest possible terms the murder of president karzai's half brother in kandahar. >> a u.s. official said quote, while we must deal with ahm ahmed wali karzai, he's widely understood to be corrupt and narcotics trafficker. the state department and u.s. military were trying to build trust in the afghan government. they frequently criticized ahmed wali, but the cia worked with him. >> i think often parts of the u.s. government were working at cross purposes where ahmed wali was conce
. >> you know, there's a big question that i have here about trading partners. we were looking at the evolution of countries and populations over the next 40 years. a new report says that in 40 years out, india is going to become -- push united states out of the number two spot and become the second largest. >> that's right. china's set to be the biggest trader by 2015. india is to take over the united states by 2015 as number two. this is a huge surprise. what's behind india's rise? >> they'll benefit from the rise in trade between emerging markets. between the brick economies and they're creating new winners and that will include india. >> very interesting. the report from the u.s. census population that it will become the most populous country. >>> take a look at this video. it's a little creepy. it's a dentist robot. a lifelike patient that dentist in training train on in japan. the robot -- look at this. it's creepy. it can sneeze, move her head. cough a little bit. the dentist can get actual training without actually hurting anyone. i'm probably a little -- i'm happier th
mean they've got to pass something big and get it implemented quickly if we're not going to blow past that anyway. >> they really do. you heard secretary geithner yesterday saying that essentially we're running out of runway now and this is something that everyone has been dealing with for many, many months. what speaker boehner, according to one republican source, told gop lawmakers yesterday, is that they have to vote on some kind of a plan by wednesday and they have to post it on-line by today. so, you know, these are pretty tight deadlines that they're up against right now and last check, you know, they're still not close on a deal yet. nonetheless they have to get something done as he pointed out by wednesday to meet that august 2nd deadline. >> they don't have to be tight deadlines. >> never has to be tight deadlines. >> this is a crisis made in washington. >> as mark preston told me about half an hour ago, on the phone, he said guys, it's washington. that's -- >> this is how it always works. >> we'll be with you, talking many times. i have to tell you, grover norquist, the pres
into phone hacks and bribes to the police. >>> some of the other big stories we're keeping an eye on. we are learning president obama plans to meet with house and senate democratic leadership this afternoon at the white house. 2:50 p.m., to be exact. this all because we're less than two weeks away from the federal government defaulting on its obligations, and congress has yet to work out a deal. president obama's debt-cutting plan can't pass the house and the plan from house republicans can't pass the senate. house speaker john boehner reiterated tuesday that default is not in the cards. and also on tuesday, the so-called gang of six unveiled their plans. it was called, quote, more plan to have a plan. republicans are united against any tax increases, and democrats are against inentitlement reform. >>> american airlines is replacing its fleet with hundreds of new planes from boeings and airbuses. the new aircraft order will replace the fleet with more fuel efficient planes. it calls for 460 planes. boeing says the new planes are 5% more fuel efficient than older generations that were bui
on energy prices. by the way, there was a big argument on at in "the economist." what has happened is, information technology greatly increase liquidity has transformed that. there is not a consensus within the financial pages that people talk about the impact of speculation. it is a given. republicans are trying to keep them from doing anything about speculation. those are the had on a tax that we have. there is a more subtle one, this attack on a risk retention. i believe that risk retention is the single most important piece of this bill. you know, the response when we used to say there was a problem, what was supposed to be the substitute for risk retention -- the rating agencies. the rating agencies were the ones. you did not need to have the latter worry about this because you could go ask the rating region -- agencies. now, the rating agencies are trying to overdo it. the people who told us that subprime loans were good are now telling us that it is not good. i think they were wrong in both times. that is one of the things that i really wanted to address now. it does of all me
speaker john boehner today. not going for a big huge deal now. this is part of what chuck schumer had to say -- >> shannon: your response? >> i suspect that is more of the grand politics that you hear playing out there. because it was never put on the table. the kind of reform that john boehner has been asking for, the kind of reform i'm talking about. what was put on the table was again, tax hikes on the wealthy. so that we can do less spending reduction. we've got to get out of that paradigm. we've got to get out of the politics. some of the politics poll really well. one of the problem we're having now is pollsters are at full employment. and politicians are following what they are telling them. it's telling them on the one hand don't put social security or medicare on the table. don't talk about those things. on the other hand, just talk about taxing the rich. you will be fine. but that doesn't help us get to a solution. >> shannon: we certainly hope that you find one. we know you are busy not only with the gang of six or five or whatever it currently stands to be but with everyth
a big difference to a lot of people. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy productive life. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: congress and the president labored again today to break the debt ceiling stalemate. there were conflicting signals, but no outward signs of movement. "newshour" congressional correspondent kwame holman begins our coverage. >> reporter: the u.s. capitol swirled today with claims of progress toward agreement on cutting the deficit and raising the government's borrowing limit. one report had it that house speaker john boehner and president obama were close to a major deal, but at the white house, press secretary jay carney quickly denied it. >> there is no deal. we are not close to a deal. we are-- obviously the president is in discussions with all the leaders of congress,
demanding no deal on the debt without big cuts. >> we're here because the american people told us overwhelmingly, cut the spending, cut the debt. >> reporter: in fact, americans are divided. 55% of the usa today poll said spend ning is problem, 55% in the nbc news poll said not hiking the debt ceiling is a serious problem. president obama says both issues could get fixed by the gang of six. more than 50 senators from both political parties attended today's gang of six meeting up here. that's a positive sign. now, getting the details worked out in time to beat the august 2nd deadline, that is plan a. >>> robert gates has signed a two-book deal. the publishing group says gates agreed to write a memoir and a work on leadership. gates stepped down july 1st after serving as defense second for 4.5 years, he was first hired by george w. bush and continued serving under president obama. >>> new york city's going to hold a lottery for couples who want to get married on sunday. it's the first day same sex marriages will be legal there. lawmakers approved gay marriage last month. couples can
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